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This Primer provides an introduction to blockchain technology, outlines some of the potential benefits it can bring, and considers the risks and challenges it poses. While not comprehensive, it is an overview of the key concepts and terms intended to help people better understand this emerging technology and its growing impact.
4-5 September 2018, Paris - The OECD Blockchain Policy Forum on "Distributed Ledgers: Opportunities and Challenges" was the first major international conference to take stock of blockchain’s impacts across the full range of government activities and public priorities.
I am also delighted to see so many other countries represented here today, representatives from civil society, organised labour and other International Organisations, and the entrepreneurs who are pushing these technological boundaries.
L’Edition 2018 des Perspectives de l’OCDE sur l’Entreprise et la Finance souligne les principaux risques susceptibles d’affecter la croissance économique mondiale. Selon cette publication, la normalisation progressive des politiques monétaires, qui intervient dans un contexte de niveaux d’endettement élevés, sera révélateur de l’efficacité des réformes réglementaires de Bâle III visant à renforcer la stabilité du système financier.
As part of an exercise to measure the financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of adults, as well as levels of financial inclusion and indicators of financial well-being across a wide range of countries, the OECD invited countries to participate in an international survey.
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The digitalisation of financial products and services, and the consequent need to strengthen digital financial literacy has become an important component of the global policy-making agenda. This guidance aims to identify and promote effective initiatives that enhance digital and financial literacy in light of the unique characteristics, advantages, and risks of digital financial services and channels.
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The increasingly digital environment for financial products and services and the potential for digitalisation to support greater financial inclusion and inclusive growth, makes effective financial consumer protection more important than ever. This policy guidance focuses on areas related to the role of oversight bodies and disclosure and transparency.
We have to make sure that policies keep up with the technological change that has been transforming our economies at breakneck speed. The menu of policy options delivered today is a step towards better harnessing the full potential of technology, and ensuring its benefits spread across society.